Blue Mounds State Park (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/blue_mounds/index.html)
The group site is taken so we will have to be in drive in sites. I have reserved site #57. You can get a site by yourself or share a site.
NOTICE: All of the reservable sites at the park have been reserved. The park has sites available on a first come first serve basis.
Everyone will have to pay for the cost of their site or shared campsite. I will cover the cost of the firewood. This is the Friday and Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday I will be heading over to Split Rock Creek State Park and camp there for 2 nights. Blue Mounds State Park is about 3.5 hours from the Twin cities. The park has 13 miles of hiking trails and 2.2 miles of paved bike trails. The park has a (fenced in) buffalo herd. They recommend coming to the park in the spring to see the baby buffalo's. There are a some lakes in the park to fish and swim in. The park is a prairie park and is a great time to see the wildflowers in bloom. For those of you in the Passport Club or Hiking Club this would be a great time to get to this park in the southwest corner.
Check out the park's website for more about the park.
E-mail me if you have any questions.
From the park's website (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/blue_mounds/index.html):
Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and swimming.
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